Tinkerbell: Margot or ScarJo? Who Will it Be?
Disney’s Peter Pan and Wendy Seeks Its Fairy
Skyler Schuler and the DisInsider is on a roll. So, back in January, when he wrote:
Margot Robbie Reportedly Offered The Role of Tinkerbell In Disney’s ’Peter Pan and Wendy’
According to The Illuminerdi, Birds of Prey star Margot Robbie has been offered the role of Peter’s partner-in-crime, Tinkerbell. As of now, this is just an offer, and it’s likely the studio has other actresses on the table. So let’s be clear this doesn’t mean Robbie has the role at this time.
Okay, so yesterday, Schuler tweeted:
Well, Margot Robbie apparently is still circling the role of Tinkerbell in Disney’s PETER PAN AND WENDY, now there is a rumor Scarlett Johansson is in the mix, which is a name I couldn’t confirm, Robbie is Disney’s top choice for the role as far as I know. pic.twitter.com/o1ZhsmWvqs
— Skyler Shuler (@SkylerShuler) May 30, 2020
Back in March, Variety posted:
Newcomer Ever Anderson will play Wendy while Alexander Molony will play Peter Pan in Disney’s live-action Peter Pan pic “Peter Pan & Wendy,” sources tell Variety.
“Pete’s Dragon” director David Lowery is on board to direct. Lowery co-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks. Jim Whitaker is producing.
Disney’s 1953 animated classic is still the most successful adaptation of the J.M. Barrie novel about the boy who wouldn’t age and the children who he whisks away to the magical world of Neverland. Many other studios have made their own versions on the big and small screen, including Steven Spielberg’s “Hook” starring Robin Williams and Joe Wright’s “Pan,” both of which disappointed at the box office.
As far as the fantastic fairy, The Illuminerdi posted a breakdown of the character:
Peter’s partner-in-crime and voice of reason with the voice of a million tiny bells, Tink helps the Darlings avoid danger during their Neverland adventure. When Peter, the Darlings, and/or the Lost Boys are in trouble, she uses her magical powers to save the day.
I will say that I am intrigued by the prospect of this movie. However, I am wondering what — if anything — can be added to the lore that hasn’t been brought by the original Disney animation or the fabulous Finding Neverland.
But, I’ve said the same about other Disney live-action adaptations and came away satisfied. Here’s hoping that’s the case, again.